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Re: st: Problems with estimates table
Ian Watson <email@example.com> reports:
> I have come across two problems with -estimates table- and would
> appreciate any advice.
> The first one involves the varwidth and label options. Varwidth
> works fine as far as widening the first column goes, but the
> variable labels (produced by labels) are truncated. For example,
> setting varwidth to 50 works fine, but the labels are truncated at
> 32 characters. I have had a look through the code to see what
> might be causing this, but have not been able to find anything.
I have found the problem in the code and the fix will be applied
in the next ado-file update.
For those curious, the -abbrev()- function is designed so that
any request for abbreviating to more than 32 chars is treated
like a request to abbreviate to 32 chars. This is because the
main purpose of -abbrev()- is for working on variable names
(which have a max of 32 chars). -estimates table- was using
-abbrev()-. I have changed -estimates table- so that if more
than 32 chars are requested in the varwidth() option, then the
-substr()- function is used instead of -abbrev()-.
> The second problem concerns cutting and pasting the table. The copy
> table option does not seem to place tab characters into the pasted
> table text. it has always worked perfectly fine with other table
> output (eg. tabulate, tabstat) but it does not work with -estimates
> table-. I cannot think of a reason for this, but would appreciate any
Someone else will be looking into this second problem.
Ken Higbee firstname.lastname@example.org
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